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Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

No Mr Morrison, we are not ‘confused’ or ‘misguided’

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Wardell Hall CORE

They always say that emergencies such as bushfires and floods bring out the best in people, but do they? The...

I object to the idea of having yet another set of golden arches in the Tweed Shire, this time at the entrance to Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire already has two outlets in Tweed Centro and Chinderah. How many more do we need?

One only needs to look around Murwillumbah to see that obesity is still a problem. Introducing another a junk-food outlet would only exacerbate this problem.

A couple of months ago a friend and I travelled down the coast. Feeling hungry, my friend insisted on patronising a McDonald’s. I groaned but relented and purchased a Big Mac. It was the worst hamburger I had ever had! I could not find anything nutritional about it and I felt sick for some time after.

One outlet that would be affected by a McDonald’s is the take-away establishment opposite the Murwillumbah railway station. The last time I was there I was served up a real hamburger, with the works. It was a good healthy burger, not containing some suspect pattie with a smattering of shredded lettuce, a couple of sliced gherkins and McDonald’s ‘special sauce’, whatever that is.

What I find particularly deceptive are the photo displays of McDonald’s burgers, which look nothing like what is served up!

I am disappointed that the majority of councillors voted with economics in mind, rather than the health of the town’s young citizens.

Peter Conde, Murwillumbah


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